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Old 12-19-2005, 09:57 PM
BadBoyBenny BadBoyBenny is offline
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Default Re: \"Happy Holidays\" v. \"Merry Christmas\"

I don't believe in Santa but I am still going to have a merry Christmas.

Why can't people just enjoy Christmas as a secularized mass splurge that is necessary for our economy?
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:05 PM
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Default Re: \"Happy Holidays\" v. \"Merry Christmas\"

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I don't believe in Santa but I am still going to have a merry Christmas.

Why can't people just enjoy Christmas as a secularized mass splurge that is necessary for our economy?

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Thank you.
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:06 PM
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Default Re: \"Happy Holidays\" v. \"Merry Christmas\"

I always say Happy Holidays to people I know who are Jews or other non-Christians. To say Merry Christmas to such folk is a bit ridiculous, not to mention bad etiquette. (“Doingso” is similar to not addressing a Judge, Doctor, Officers in the Military, etc. by their titles.) There is nothing wrong in using it as a greeting though and of course using it to fellow Christians is appropriate.

But, the whole exclusion scenario is absurd. If the trend is to do away with the legal Holiday, then let’s do it. To have the Holiday and then try to ignore it is hypocritical. (In fact, I wouldn’t mind at all doing away the whole shebang. It has gotten way out of control. But, I run my own “businessso” I can take off work when I want.)

Btw, Holiday Tree is, as Jeff suggests, “moranic“.

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Old 12-19-2005, 10:11 PM
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Default Re: \"Happy Holidays\" v. \"Merry Christmas\"

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I don't believe in Santa but I am still going to have a merry Christmas.

Why can't people just enjoy Christmas as a secularized mass splurge that is necessary for our economy?

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Plus, gifts are always fun, no matter what religion you practice [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:13 PM
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For once, I agree with ole Hairball.

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uhhhhh...I'm bald from nose to thigh [img]/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:15 PM
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And regarding the birth of Jesus, isn't it widely regarded among our intellectual superiors and other high ranking historian-types, both atheist and not, that Jesus was in fact a real person? In what way then, does the mere hint of his birth offend you?

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Can we all have off from work on my birthday too? [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:19 PM
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Eh... Sort of.

It's what I use, personally, because so many people at my school are Jewish, and therefore, do not celebrate Christmas, while everyone gets a nice happy 2 weeks off, which is really nice.

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He probably missed, what seemed apparent, that you are still at school (or perhaps work at one).
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:21 PM
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And regarding the birth of Jesus, isn't it widely regarded among our intellectual superiors and other high ranking historian-types, both atheist and not, that Jesus was in fact a real person? In what way then, does the mere hint of his birth offend you?

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Can we all have off from work on my birthday too? [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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Depends on if you are in a union and how strong it is.
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:44 PM
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I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all, without any reservations, the compliments of the season. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-20-2005, 12:27 AM
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I think a lot of this that I'm hearing has to do with the hoopla over Bush's christmas cards saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas", even though it had a Bible verse in it too.

Anyway, just thought I'd wish everyone a "Happy Hanu-Christma-Kwansaa-Ka". [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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